Spotted Lanternfly

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 Help keep the

Spotted Lanternfly

out of North Carolina!

Spotted lanternfly life cycle chart

The Spotted Lanternfly is an invasive planthopper native to China. Currently, it is in Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and Virginia. The Spotted Lanternfly could cause billions of dollars in loss to NC agriculture, tourism, and trade. It is NOT in North Carolina and the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services continually traps and scouts for it. 

Each North Carolina Cooperative Extension office has received fun handouts for youth. This handout provides basic facts about the Spotted Lanternfly. Youth can play a role by being aware of this invasive pest and if they see one, report to NCDA&CS at

RV and tent by stream

If you would like a copy of the handout, please send Julie an email, A handout can either be mailed to you or you can stop by the office to pick one up.

Written By

Julie Lyvers, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionJulie LyversExtension Agent, 4-H Youth Development Call Julie E-mail Julie N.C. Cooperative Extension, Clay County Center
Updated on Oct 26, 2020
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